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live from studio center in moscow this is our international news and comment twenty four hours a day for the first time since the outbreak of the syrian conflict sources have told r.t. that israel used a turkish military base to launch a recent attack against syria a middle east correspondent has the details. r.t. sources tell us that israel used turkish military bases to launch attacks inside syria the latest attack was carried out in early july when there was a pre-dawn strike on the syrian city of latakia that allegedly targeted russian made anti ship missiles u.s. officials speaking on condition of anonymity say that this attack on this weapons of the pope was in all likelihood and israeli airstrike it happened not far from a russian base and there is suspicion from many quarters that israeli fighter jets were responsible a number of syrian troops were killed and wounded in those explosions no one has
officially come forward and came to sponsibility for the attack r.t. requested a reaction from the israeli government about the government declined to comment what is important is that the attack from the reports we have from our sources here in r.t. originated on the turkish side of the border our sources telling us that is late planes lift a military base inside to a key and approach the taqiyya from the sea to make sure that they stayed out of the syrian airspace so that they could not become a legitimate target for the syrian air force this if true is yet a mother graze an israeli attack on a foreign country without any declaration of war as well in turkey have not been the best of friends in recent years we have the flu still incident back in two thousand and ten in which nine people were killed that was condemned internationally and although there were conflicting reports as to exactly what happened israel never stepped forward with an apology and till march at the time to
give a court its ambassador it suspended ties with israel and what we see now is a sudden change of heart in turkey towards israel they can now be legitimate questions asked about these sincere motivation for the apology that israel gave over their fertility. incident questions need to be arsed how and why an islamic country like turkey is allowing its arch enemy is rope to use turkish bases to bomb a muslim nation and no doubt there is going to be massive fallout for turkey because of this cooperation with israel. to accuse for used its military base to launch a raid against syria. official reaction from istanbul a letter from the foreign ministry in turkey saying that the turkish foreign minister has addressed these allegations in the turkish media today and we know that he has said that he flatly denies any cooperation with the israeli military on
any attacks in the attack here alleged israeli attacks in the attack here now we've also received a letter from the turkish embassy in moscow echoing the words of the foreign minister saying that the reports all of the turkish corporation with israel are surely groundless and nothing to do with reality they also underlined the fact that turkey will not be a partner to any military operation with israel turkish prime minister has been a vocal supporter of the syrian rebels he's called for bashar assad to step down publicly behind the scenes it's been widely reported that he is a major coin jewett rebel weaponry flowing into syria we know that there are rebels and syrian opposition figures that receive medical assistance that receive training and that fund raiser plan. from southern turkey that side of turkey that
part is known as a so-called buffer zone somewhat of a safe haven for syrian opposition figures that have been a number of exchanges of artillery and mortar fire from the syrian turkish border there have been a number of explosions. has pointed the finger at damascus for launching so-called terrorist attacks on the border while damascus has blamed syrian opposition figures and islamic militants for causing this trouble overall turkish officials have made it clear that they want to avoid any direct military involvement in syria. relations between turkey and israel have been at a lows since the two thousand and ten commando raid on a turkish humanitarian aid flotilla which sparked fury from ankara at the time the turkish prime minister accused israel of carrying out a massacre saying it won't be able to clean the blood off its hands the un said
israeli troops who are in breach of international law in two thousand and twelve for former israeli commandos went on trial in absentia on charges of inciting murder through cruelty and torture however in march this year all legal action came to an unexpected and abrupt halt off to benjamin netanyahu and recep spoke on the phone with the israeli prime minister expressing his regret for the last. hit at the minute he's an associate professor at the university of oklahoma says if turkey's involvement is confirmed that one's government would face consequences so we purchase some boarding israel or a lot on israel to use its airspace against syria even doest series now officially turkish archenemy actually not israel it would haue political consequences for the un government today that all jokes newspaper and t.v. stations were full of meet your new city but do you. claim that turkey a lot of this is space to be used and the foreign ministry and others came on highest high ranking officers unitas right away because it would get
a huge toll on our brother and his popularity but again it's impossible to confirm and we don't even concrete evidence that i'm wrong damage is a lot to gain from this but it is a lot to lose as well if it gets leaked to the public now and i'm just concerned president putin says cia whistleblower edward snowden will depart from russia as soon as he has the opportunity and we've got all the details on that from ortiz in a question over who's been following the story closely. presidents live in a prison south of the former n.s.a. contractor adverse no one will leave for sure as soon as he gets such an opportunity but for now the situation remains unclear and he also reminded the conditions on which russia is ready to crawl into mr snowden asylum now these conditions are if he stops any activities which are aimed at whoring the united states where they were put in sad that adverse no one came here with no inviting invitation that he is
a transit passenger traveling to other countries. we didn't invite edward snowden and russia wasn't his final destination anyway he was in transit but as soon as he began his journey his route was revealed and our u.s. partners effectively blocked for their flight they even made other countries afraid of no one wants to so he ended up blocked on our territory now the leader is from mr snowden came on the twelfth of july and that was his first public appearance within the last three weeks which he spent in a transit zone now mr snowden said that he is now seeking an temporal asylum in russia as he is no longer able to travel to the south american countries and he said. so far well there are three countries in south america which are even as well believe in nicaragua and of these countries they could all for asylum to the
american whistleblower however in that public appearance he he ask in particular for safe passage to secure his travel to south america now he also said that he will submit an asylum application and he hopes that it will be accepted however as of today russian migration officials are no longer commenting whether they have or have not received any asylum plea coming from adverse knowledge and now the american whistleblower flew to moscow from hong kong and he's basically being stuck in a transit zone for the last three weeks. well snowden reportedly still has some extremely sensitive and detailed documents which are likely to be making america a little nervous they apparently relate to how the national security agency is structured and operates that's according to the guardian journalist glenn greenwald who's been breaking the news from the cia leak or he's in possession of literally
thousands of documents that contain very specific blueprints that would allow somebody who read about him to know exactly how the n.s.a. does what it does which would in turn allow there by either to evade that surveillance or to replicate it and that's what i was talking about that he has basically the instruction manual for how the n.s.a. is built. if revealed those documents could do huge harm to the u.s. but snowden is not planning to disclose them says greenwald however the revelations he's already made have been a major blow to american intelligence paul scott takes a closer look. well not only are civilians from all over the world being monitored but so are governments that are closely allied to the united states according to newspaper reports thirty eight separate missions and embassies have been surveilled the countries believed to have been spied on are in green that starts in the asia pacific region south korean authorities to reinforce anti bugging measures after their missions were allegedly spied upon japan also fell foul to u.s.
surveillance now moving to the middle east iran's nuclear facilities of course a longtime cause of contention were apparently targeted by a computer virus created by the u.s. and israel in two thousand and nine it's claimed the n.s.a. got their hands on top secret communications between russian president dmitri medvedev and his delegation during the g. twenty in london if we move to europe french president francois hollande said negotiations over a huge pending trade deal between the u.s. and the shouldn't go ahead into washington halted any surveillance activity on a new allies moving to latin america where oil and military purchases were monitored in venezuela there were also telephone and e-mail intercepts in colombia a close military ally of washington while brazil has expressed its deep concern about revelations that its citizens were spied on in an industrial scale now these are just some examples of the thirty eight countries missions and embassies the
u.s. thought to have spied on a many of these nations remember a friendly to washington one such country is germany which was particularly stung by snowden's revelations europe's strongest economy is it seems being closely watched by the united states with around five hundred million data intercepts each month these include mehta data on e-mails telephone calls s.m.s. text instant messages meanwhile in china of course the country that allowed snowden to slip through the net when he fled hong kong leaks revealed that every chinese computer that is hacked thirty three percent of these attacks originate from in america. can i pay addressed and it's not just civilians being monitored hospitals and universities are also being targeted when you look at the scale and the scope of america's global surveillance program and the fact that allied governments have also been bugged in recent is it makes it increasingly difficult for washington to get continue using national security as a justification for simply appears to be
a mass espionage. well in germany the words united stars of america appeared on the walls of the u.s. embassy on sunday comparing washington's spying tactics to east germany's infamous intelligence service the stop was carried out by activist group anonymous just a week after a similar action by the online activist in dot com. syrian state t.v. is announced the army has discovered a rebel operated chemical laboratory packed with toxic substances the military claims they were destined to be packed into mortars and used to attack government forces in damascus it comes a week after the army far more than two hundred eighty barrels of hazardous chemicals at a rebel hideout in a different city the syrian u.n. ambassador claimed it was potentially enough to devastate a whole city allegations of chemical weapons being used by both sides have been a crucial issue in the international dispute on how to handle the conflict in syria both the rebels and assad's forces have repeatedly make claims and counterclaims
over the use or nerve gas well for more on that let's talk to syrian political activist i'll see but he. now these allegations that the rebels are producing and stockpiling chemical weapons how can they be verified how can we be sure that these accusations are correct or true. first of all is good good evening to do your viewers. let me say something here there carrots were in the syrian army and some of the cardboard suburbia of the mosque. this carriage was. in the hands of the rebels before their flee their way is what's significant about this is the marking of the some of the boys named substance it was a saudi arabia production i mean this type of chemicals i don't believe will leave saudi arabia or the asphalt the approval of some of the. the makers of the saudi
intelligence itself this is a big twist in the syrian conflict as the international community under united nations should investigate this further if the saudis supply this kind of material to the rebels as an advance weapon this is a very very dangerous twist and should be investigated because using this kind of chemicals by weeks in it with all of the boys doing an arm of the substance could affect a large area around damascus so do you see a sad allowing u.n. investigators to carry out some sort of investigation then for him to cooperate with that. while i believe the syrian government already wrote to the united nations or already sent some letters about this catch because it is significant
when especially some material came from saudi arabia it is important to stop this kind of act if it is just how the government knew about it this is a catastrophic. situation the saudi government is doesn't know about it is much worse and of course there are suspicions that assad himself his military views chemical weapons on both sides just as guilty as each other. well in that area some of the stories there were news and some reports two three weeks ago from sort of most of the shelves in being used in their will which led to some sort of. heavy breathing. difficulty in breathing so then well maybe testing. and they have not completely. a right to how to mix
it properly under suited. me was a quick tour through into this area i am sure of course they have been in television in that area i just briefly what was the one question your political activist that you see a political solution in syria just briefly place. well i see they're carrying out a war on terror oh i believe this. terrorist who are coming from all over the taliban also announced some sort of the involvement syria has the syrian government and syrian troops has no choice and i have the resolve to fight this today and this is a matter of existence for syria we don't have the choice coming. through the borders from turkey from from jordan on the run from lebanon we have to keep the fight all turned we've finished this people into national community when you take.
a stand to resolve this issue politics syria also is ready for a k. he from thank you very much indeed he also by he lived there not a political activist thank you very much indeed for your thoughts just ahead this hour here on r.t. a transition in turmoil egypt's new government is shaping up but isn't the supporters of the country's president are still felt in force after the break we examine the challenges facing the country as it tries to restore order. all across the world middle classes from the traditional rich to emerging economies feel the pain of the global financial crisis millions to man governments to be more accountable and have strategies to meet rising expectations the failure to do so his way to mass protests and political people is the world prepared for a globalized middle clocks.
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a controversial court verdict thousands express their anger at the acquittal of george zimmerman who shot dead unarmed black teenager trayvon martin on his way to portland has more. but justice for trayvon protests as they're being called drew tens of thousands of americans into the streets throughout the weekend in many cities like new york the crowd was much bigger than most anticipated thousands of new yorkers is estimated possibly up to ten thousand marched through manhattan sunday evening beginning in union square and converging in times square and then continuing uptown at many points cars were blocked because the rally took over mean streets and avenues if you saw some tweets on line some would say that this rally actually occupied times square now police and demonstrators did eventually clash on the upper east side as cops deployed pepper spray and at least one bottle was thrown as the scene became very tense and reports more than a dozen protesters were arrested during the new york demonstrations against george
zimmerman's acquittal of the in the fatal shooting of seventeen year old trayvon martin however rallies and l.a. in oakland california turned more violent as first started as protesters clashed with police in oakland the windows were smashed and police cars were damaged there were also reports of small fires burning throughout the city according to reports and fired rubber bullets against some of the protesters and several demonstrators were transported to the hospital in l.a. officials say nine people were arrested during ongoing demonstrations the l.a.p.d. says some protesters hurled flashlights batteries and rocks and chunks of concrete at police and the cops responded by shooting being bags at the protesters now demonstrations in washington d.c. denver atlanta philadelphia and boston also reportedly attracted very large crowds and the fatal shooting of trayvon martin occurred in florida last february but the
incident has come to symbolize a national debate on racial profiling and gun laws zimmerman a former neighborhood watch volunteer shot the on armed glock seventeen year. world claiming it was in self-defense now critics believe that it was a racially motivated crime that has gone on from there since imerman has been found not guilty zimmerman supporters see his his acquittal in line with protecting the right to bear arms and the right to self-defense now made all these protests that are they're spreading nationwide the u.s. justice department is looking into the prosecution of george zimmerman on criminal civil rights grounds federal prosecutors would have to show that mr zimmerman attacked martin because of his race and that the attack was unjustified even if this federal prosecution doesn't come to bear similar men may still face a civil lawsuit from trayvon martin's family but clearly as we see from the pictures and the photographs that have been put on line and from what i witnessed
myself in new york city there is a lot of aggravation and anger surrounding the ruling in this case the keys to the fatal shooting of seventeen year old trayvon martin. protests across the country we talked to professor lisa from the university of minnesota who will be attending a rally in her studies and she believes in women's acquittal is in line with the racial bias of the entire u.s. legal system. all that data shows just system in this country is racial from the moment of impact police arrest more people older and white people. are convicted in greater numbers they serve sentences that are longer and there are greater numbers of people who are in prisons in the united states given in terms of their population so you wouldn't have all that data and that this we see as a continuation of. this man has been acquitted so now it's time for our government
to hear our voice that's why i live in minneapolis the state of minnesota we will have that was and the people in downtown minnesota trying to report to share our concerns about these issues. and you can step up to date on everything that's happening with those pushed verdict demonstrations across the u.s. by going to one side bringing you all the latest pictures videos and reaction at all to. egypt's military backed government is pressing on with its transition plan the government features at least two western leading officials in keep posts and u.s. deputy secretary of state william burns has already met with the interim president and head all the me well despite that this is what's happening right now in egypt these are live pictures from nasr city that's just east of current where supporters
of the deposed president morsi demanding his release from. the minute tree he's holding a live pictures there from current well the former u.n. nuclear chief mohamed el baradei has now become a vice president covering foreign affairs and the country's foreign minister a sex addiction ambassador to the u.s. now bill fahmy and one opponent solved the muslim brotherhood have released a document on social media they say came from the group and it apparently shows. the organization calling for more bloodshed and the disbanding of the egyptian army a middle east analyst barry lando says he is going to still need to be involved in the political process. the big question is what what power will they really have these civilians i mean it's really the it's really the military are running egypt they run the country since one thousand nine hundred thirty two and to say that there is no somehow going to lead the muslim brotherhood back in to the political
game i think that's that's the big question morsi being much more. than he was to the opposition not trying to get a monopoly on power as he did i mean morsi played a very stupid game and in effect shot himself down and. shot his own party down at the same time he's he's as much response was only one crew creating the mess that egypt is in right now if the muslim brotherhood now is frozen out the future political system in egypt there's nothing but trouble ahead miss something on the air you could always get an update by logging on to our website in more depth and look at this blossoming in the sky one hundred one petal flower openings during free fall as an all female russian skydiving team sets a new parachuting world record at two parties you tube channel to take a look at me breath taking images that. small sum forth worth all those of
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a globalized middle class. to this question is in cross talk with people about. or remember those old wacky communist countries who constantly boost their numbers to make themselves feel better or who cares if stores aren't the end this piece of paper a one hundred thousand tons of potatoes that is good enough for me well now we are in a new age of technology but the same lying to make yourself feel good is still going strong it just moved over to the capitals world the u.s. state department's bureau of international information programs has spent six hundred thirty thousand dollars on facebook advertising campaigns to get fans a sense of the government is out there to buy likes oh what a fantastic use of tax dollars but wait maybe i'm being too pessimistic perhaps it
worked it really helped spread the message of the u.s. state department effectively wellness victor general's report says that since the advertising campaign started twenty eleven there has been a dramatic increase in users liking state department sites but the problem is that only two percent of them actually use the sites so you have. you get what you pay for a big bag of likes but a few hard core fans probably the most shocking example is a vision of america group in farsi made for a rainy and which has gotten over four hundred twenty thousand members but only one percent of them is actually in iran where facebook advertising doesn't even exist that's effective getting lots of likes doesn't mean you are actually reaching people instead of paying for them why not you know get them naturally bar by providing interesting honest content on a regular basis oh wait that takes effort and honesty yeah you know what just keep wasting the tax dollars but that's just my opinion.